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Teachers Observing Teachers: A Professional Development Tool for Every School

Teachers Observing Teachers: A Professional Development Tool for Every School | Professional Development | Scoop.it

Typically evaluative by nature, teacher observation is usually linked to classroom performance. More and more schools, however, are using observation -- teachers observing teachers -- as a form of professional development that improves teaching practices and student performance. In this article, Education World's Michele Israel talks with experts about the benefits of this emerging professional development strategy. Included: The benefits of learning by observing -- for the teacher, administrator, and school, plus five observation models. 

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An article focusing on the principles and advantages behind peer observation to enhance professional development.

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Megan McCall's curator insight, July 21, 2015 2:36 PM

makes a case for implementing a peer coaching model for teachers

 

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A Brief Guide to Creating Learning Outcomes | Presence

A Brief Guide to Creating Learning Outcomes | Presence | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Whatever you call them – learning goals, learning objectives, outcome statements, learning outcomes (my go-to) – we should be able to indicate the knowledge or skills we intend students to gain.

The good news is there are general elements to include in naming what students will know, think, or do as a result of engaging with us.

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Even though this is not specifically aimed at schools, the simplicity of the advice and the 'formula' for breaking down your 'learning outcomes' could be useful to teaching staff.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 28, 2:05 PM

Many academics won't admit just how confounding writing learning outcome statements can be. This guide is one path to understanding for those scratching their heads on this evergreen issue. 

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Ian Gilbert | TEDxDubai - YouTube

About TEDx, x=independently organize event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring peopl
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Had the pleasure of listening to Ian Gilbert and his brain twisting questions - (Thunks / and limbering up the brain feature significantly).  For those wishing to revisit his ideas - this TEDx talk should satisfy.  (10 mins long).
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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool | Professional Development | Scoop.it
It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.

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An interesting read - worth reflecting on what we mean by a 'growth mindset'.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 28, 2017 2:04 PM
I think the objective in the article is to point out pedagogy and growth mindset complement each other. Besides the use of pedagogy (leading students) and growth mindset (allowing students and teachers to use their lived-experiences) there is a reference to Professional Learning Communities.

I would add the work of William Pinar and the method of currere, which is grounded in phenomenology and pycho-analysis. I am exploring how hermeneutic phenomenology complements this method.
Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, July 28, 2017 6:43 PM
Growth mindset applies not just to students, but to teachers and administrators as well.  We must support all individuals as they develop and grow.
Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 2, 2017 2:45 PM
Growth mindset is about an approach to life not another tool for teaching. Teachers can shift away from this tool-approach by looking at growth mindset as a way to develop as a person not get better grades. 
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10  Good Strategies to Foster A Growth Mindset Culture in Your Class

10  Good Strategies to Foster A Growth Mindset Culture in Your Class | Professional Development | Scoop.it
In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our life.Those with a fixed mindset mentality tend to be limited in their learning scope believing that their inner traits and abilities are biologically determined. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace change and tend to learn more from life experiences because for them concepts such as skills, abilities and competencies are not fixated  and can be developed through a process of error and trial.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you this handy infographic we created based on Marcus Guido’s post ’10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students’. Guido walks you through the different strategies you can use with your students to cultivate a growth mindset in your class and ultimately enhance students learning.  Read his post to learn more about each of the strategies featured here.

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Nice visual to support concept of developing a 'Growth Mindset' in the classroom.
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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 27, 2017 1:05 PM
Mostly K-12 ideas, but some can easily translate to higher ed. 
 
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Classroom Observation Strategies | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

These resources provide an introduction to some common observation strategies. Combining instructional guides and accompanying videos, the resources explain all you need to know to choose and implement an appropriate classroom observation strategy for your school.
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Guidance for schools on selecting and implementing appropriate classroom observation strategies.

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ALL: Australian Learning Lecture

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ALL is a prestigious new lecture series bringing big ideas in education to national attention...

The inaugural ALL lecture on 'Joy and Data' will be delivered by renowned British educationalist, Sir Michael Barber. - See more at: http://www.all-learning.org.au/lecture/events/inaugural-lecture#sthash.qcrBpryD.dpuf ;

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A series of lectures over the next 10 years - each aiming to generate discussion and change around developing the standard of education.  The lectures will be available online at this site, and on ABC Splash to view for those unable to attend in person.

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Getting inside student's heads

Getting inside student's heads | Professional Development | Scoop.it

Make it relevant

Give them a break

Create positive associations

Prioritise information

Allow independent discovery learning

A safe haven

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Having a basic understanding of the 'neuroscience' behind learning may help you improve student learning outcomes.

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This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been...

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When so many new technologies promise to transform education - what role is left to the teacher?  Why is the teacher still important?  This powerful clip effectively presents compelling arguments for the importance of teaching students in a 'social' classroom setting - with reference to 'how' students learn; making the best of all types of tools to aid what goes on 'in the student's head'.

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Kimberly House's curator insight, December 7, 2014 12:10 PM

The best learning takes place in a social environment with other learners and a caring teacher. Technology isn't a revolution it's the evolution of education. Teachers still play an important role in inspiring their students and creating a caring and supportive environment in which students can learn, create, take risks and share.

María Luisa Meza's curator insight, December 9, 2014 11:08 PM

Video para los desafíos de la educación en el curso de docencia en línea.

Anabela Luís's curator insight, December 15, 2014 3:54 PM

Dá que pensar.... 

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“Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom

“Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom | Professional Development | Scoop.it

"Effective teaching has long put the unique interests of the learner up front, allowing teachers to meet the needs of more students more of the time. Now, advocates of differentiated instruction have found a true partner in the form of flipped learning, the pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space.


Call it "fliperentiated" instruction."


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This blog article extols the virtues of using the flipped classroom approach to address differentiation.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 6, 2016 8:49 PM

This blog article extols the virtues of using the flipped classroom approach to address differentiation.

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | Professional Development | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter you’re presenting in your classroom. If you’re new to the concept, flipping your classroom can feel a little bit overwhelming: How much should I switch around? What is best for the classroom vs at home? Why am I doing this again anyway?

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Simple infographic that gives clear and simple guidance to the process of 'flipping' a lesson.  Good to demonstrate 'simplicity' of process to sceptical colleagues.

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Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 2014 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 2014 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 6, 2016 8:51 PM
Info-graphic guide to help anyone new to the idea of Flipped Classroom teaching.
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Before, During, and After Training: Improving Knowledge Transfer in Your Organization in 3 Stages

Before, During, and After Training: Improving Knowledge Transfer in Your Organization in 3 Stages | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Learning does not start and stop with the training session. You have to take care of all the stages of learning transfer: before, during, and after training.

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This applies well to course organizers, while aimed at preparing staff workshops the principles work would work just as well in planning lessons for students.
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María Luz Cacheiro González's curator insight, September 14, 4:29 AM
stages of learning transfer: before, during, and after training
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These 7 Strategies Help You Reach Challenging Students More Effectively

These 7 Strategies Help You Reach Challenging Students More Effectively | Professional Development | Scoop.it
It's the patient teacher that will reach challenging students in the end. You'll find lots of wisdom and guidance to help you in this post.
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Excellent practical advise on coping with challenging classroom behaviours.  What to do if things escalate, and strategies to minimise liklihood of such escalation (setting up expectations from the start).
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This Video Will Make You Change Your Vision to Future-Focused Learning

This Video Will Make You Change Your Vision to Future-Focused Learning | Professional Development | Scoop.it
In Beyond STEM to Future-Focused Learning you’ll discover how to transform learning and improve outcomes in an engaging and dynamic classroom environment.
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Motivational and highly entertaining keynote address on Future Focused Learning by Lee Wantanabe-Crockett.  Approx 45 mins long but well worth your time.
Content / concepts include:
Disruptive Change / Relevance and Context / Circles of Possibilities (What can I do?)/ the 'Brands' of Future Focused Learning / Essential Questions / Connection / Links between emotion and learning / solution fluency
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How to Tell If You Have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset [Infographic]

How to Tell If You Have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset [Infographic] | Professional Development | Scoop.it
How do you think? With a fixed mindset, or a growth mindset? Do you believe in limitations or possibilities? Compare the two and see where you fit in!
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Another gem from Lee Watanabe Crockett: (Global Digital Citizen 2017) - an explanation of Growth Mindset - and a cool downloadable poster to print and share in you classroom.
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10 Creative Online Presentation Ideas For eLearning Professionals

10 Creative Online Presentation Ideas For eLearning Professionals | Professional Development | Scoop.it
10 Creative Online Presentation Ideas to ensure that your Online Presentation is not only highly informative, but also inspiring and greatly memorable!

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Some advise on creating inspirational presentations, with links to specific tools (including Prezi, Aurasma and Powtoon).

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Donna Farren's curator insight, August 26, 2015 3:57 PM

Some great tips and resources here...

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Transforming Teaching and Learning - BAM! Radio Network

Transforming Teaching and Learning - BAM! Radio Network | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Connecting the Voices of the Education Community
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Beyond Books is a new Podcast series that focuses on how teacher / librarians are transforming teaching and learning.  The first episode 'Is it, or is it not a 'real' Makerspace is a topic of personal interest - as we investigate how best we may create one in  our library for our students.

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E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate

E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate | Professional Development | Scoop.it

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For those wanting to seriously develop their online skills at a post graduate level this is a possible option:

"Prepare for designing online courses, teaching in blended or online classes or training in e-learning settings."
"The courses are designed for experienced trainers and educators interested in entering the field of online teaching or those who wish to blend web-based instruction into their face-to-face classes." 

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Wafaalrefaie's curator insight, March 10, 2016 1:22 AM

Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in e-learning settings. Become an effective online instructor.


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

Lish Sohtra's curator insight, August 8, 2016 10:57 AM
Love Care Share

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6 Tips To Create Better eLearning Content

6 Tips To Create Better eLearning Content | Professional Development | Scoop.it

"As more organizations turn to online instruction to train their employees and customers, more administrators and other leaders are finding themselves in the position of having to create a lot of content. These leaders must turn their presentations, lectures, on-the-job training and years of experience into self-contained lessons that not only contain a great deal of institutional knowledge, but also convey it effectively. This task may seem intimidating and overwhelming. There are, however, a few tips that can simplify the process."


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While aimed at business - the advise given here (Feb 11, 2015 | Posted by Henson Gawliu Jr. ) can easily be applied to creating eLearning content for schools - simply guidelines broken down as follows:

1.Take advantage of the medium.

2. Keep it uncluttered.

3. Reinforce frequently.

4. Seek out experts.

5. Keep your goals in mind.

6. Put yourself in the students shoes.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, February 12, 2015 12:51 AM

Very useful tips! 

Drora Arussy's curator insight, February 12, 2015 7:47 AM

Good basic advice. Again, good teaching practice as applied to e-learning.

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, February 12, 2015 10:00 AM

To reference in support to teachers.

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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing | Professional Development | Scoop.it

These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.  At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.


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Highly recommended reading - some stats and perceptions on the impact of digital tools on writing standards (some positive and some negative).

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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, November 10, 2014 2:49 AM

Enquête sur la litteracie numerique, des chiffres intéressants...

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 2015 9:38 AM

I definitely see the need to "better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use."

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, January 12, 2015 9:46 PM

This study provides insight into the issues teachers see, positive and negative, regarding the ways in which digital tools impact student writing. Overall, they see many benefits, but there are specific areas of concern.

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A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses

A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses | Professional Development | Scoop.it

"It’s easy for an eLearner to “zone out” when faced with complex course content, especially with limited existing knowledge of a topic. The instructional design challenge is how to explain complex content easily. Start by considering some premises fundamental to eLearning design."


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As we increasingly move towards designing our own eLearning content - it is essential to consider the delivery of that content - the tools are a means to an end - if the design quality is poor then the usefulness of those tools is greatly diminished.

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Anna Maria Portico Ambrosio's curator insight, October 17, 2014 5:07 PM

My first scoop on  creative language...

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 20, 2014 11:09 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Vittori's curator insight, October 25, 2014 3:22 AM

Après le fond, la forme... Comment présenter simplement un contenu vaste et/ou complexe. 

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Teaching and Learning in South Australia - YouTube

Teaching and Learning in South Australia - YouTube | Professional Development | Scoop.it
This channel features videos related to teaching and learning.
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A social space to view, upload and share film clips relating to teaching, learning and professional development; with a specific focus on our South Australian teaching community.

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